Monday, June 27, 2011

Inked

The pre-game jitters started a few days ago.  My one and only fear is that its going to hurt.

{romper: HM / cardigan: Costa Blanca / necklace: Banana Republic, gift from Marilou}

Oh my, the florescent lights really bring out those nasty purple bags under the eyes.
But that's what I get for unhealthy diets and malnutrition.



Thankfully, Sarah goes first.  



She was amazing, you wouldn't have guessed that it was her first time.  She didn't whine one bit.


Me on the other hand.


Whined.  Swore. Clutched. Made inappropriate jokes.  Punched out. And whined some more.


When the pain ended, I loved it!    

~*~

Sarah and I decided to get tattoos in memory of our Nanny.  She came up with the brilliant idea of having the word "love" traced out in Nanny's writing.  I decided to take her "love" and put it into her favourite flower, the rose.  I picked the rose because she was so proud of hers and started to teach me how tend to flowers.  Nanny naturally had a green thumb and big beautiful gardens to brag about.  

We decided on a tattoo shop in Kingston. I insisted that the artist, K., do our tattoos because she did my first one about eight years ago.  The experience I had with her was a positive one, where she helped me pick out the perfect tattoo and provided lots of support along the way.

The experience of getting tattoos in memory of Nanny was nothing like anticipated. Sarah and I didn't talk about her when we were getting the tattoos.  Nor was she really brought up at all.  It's probably still too painful for us to talk about freely.  Also, for me, avoiding crying was a difficult task.  Just an FYI, If anyone ever tells you that tattoos don't hurt, they are lying!  Just saying that outlines burn and kill like a bitch... and there's a lot of outline damn outline in the rose that I got.  

Sarah, K. and I talked a lot about love.  We talked about the choices you are given in life.  We shared beliefs and experiences.  I was moved by how positive K. was.  She was truly at peace and threw out a loving energy.  This experience was really special to me.  

I know that our Nanny would probably not be too happy that we scarred our bodies.  She never understood the coolness factors of tattoos.  But I also know that Nanny wouldn't have wanted us to cry and mourn for her, but to move forward.  Talking about love and hearing tips from a peaceful soul on how to stay positive would be something she would be proud of.  

10 comments:

Shybiker said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The tattoo is very pretty. And I like the idea of giving tribute to Nanny. Very sweet. Nice choice.

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I KNOW you dint just call me a liar!!!! haha I really was being truthful that mine didn't hurt, but it does depend on the location and what you're getting. I think what both of you got was absolutely perfect. Tattoos are so special when done in memory of someone you love. I have a feeling that, on the other side, people's perspectives on things are a little different than they were when they were alive, so I bet she wouldn't look down on the ink too much; I think she'd be honored. :)

I'm sorry it hurt, but at least the payoff was worth it!! It looks great. And wow, you have hot legs!

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Wow adorabel ♥ hunny, your blog is soooo cute and i love the setup it reminds me of something but I dont really remember, but I still like it hehe ^^ I want to look after your blog soon again and I will follow your next post, hope you do the same with my blog <3 Have a great day <3

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Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist Girl, I don't what you were on... but tattoo's hurt! lol JK I agree that it depends on what you are getting and where. My first tattoo was on my back and mostly colour, little outline. This one was mostly outline and ran over a sensitive tendon.

The worst part was that before getting my tattoo. K., reassured a girl before me that she shouldn't worry because I'm getting a tattoo over the Achilles tendon = pain lol That freaked me out even more.

Ashelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Everyone for your comments

Shybiker :)
I love the tattoo and K. made it look so pretty.

Jenarcissist @ the closet narcissist I do think that Nanny would be happy to see the tattoo.

Coop Thanks for your lovely compliments. I will be sure to check out your blog as well.

Marcia B. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

whoa congrats on the tat! You are brave! I love your romper by the way, so cute! I WANT!

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very cute you two, what a nice sentiment. I am jealous of your romper wearing prowess!!

Pop Champagne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow congrats on the tattoo, it's so big you're so courageous haha I'd never have the guts to get one!

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

eek! it looks painful but you survived :)

LoveK said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love it Ash...I wish I had the guts to finally get the tattoo I have been wanting for a while...PS I love your dress and necklace! looking gorgeous as usual!
Love K

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